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Stop Asking Kids What They Want to Be When They Grow Up - The New York Times

Stop Asking Kids What They Want to Be When They Grow Up - The New York Times | Professional Learning for Busy Educators | Scoop.it
“What do you want to be when you grow up?”

When I was a kid, I dreaded the question. I never had a good answer. Adults always seemed terribly disappointed that I wasn’t dreaming of becoming something grand or heroic, like a filmmaker or an astronaut.

In college, I finally realized that I didn’t want to be one thing. I wanted to do many things. So I found a workaround: I became an organizational psychologist. My job is to fix other people’s jobs. I get to experience them vicariously — I’ve gotten to explore how filmmakers blaze new trails and how astronauts build trust. And I’ve become convinced that asking youngsters what they want to be does them a disservice.
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The Future Of Learning? Well, It's Personal : NPR

The Future Of Learning? Well, It's Personal : NPR | Professional Learning for Busy Educators | Scoop.it
If you do a Google image search for "classroom," you'll mostly see one familiar scene: rows or groups of desks, with a spot at the front of the room for the teacher.

One teacher, many students: It's basically the definition of school as we know it, going back to the earliest days of the Republic. "We couldn't afford to have an individual teacher for every student, so we developed a way of teaching large groups," as John Pane, an education researcher at the RAND Corporation, puts it.

Pane is among a wave of education watchers getting excited by the idea that technology may finally offer a solution to the historic constraints of one-to-many teaching.

It's called personalized learning: What if each student had something like a private tutor, and more power over what and how they learned?
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Opinion | What Straight-A Students Get Wrong - The New York Times

Opinion | What Straight-A Students Get Wrong - The New York Times | Professional Learning for Busy Educators | Scoop.it
If you always succeed in school, you’re not setting yourself up for success in life.
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